Washington Post 12-13-17

2018 looks like a Democratic wave

The GOP’s problems run far deeper than Roy Moore.

  • Alan Abramowitz
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The true tax gap could be as high as $12 trillion

That’s a more realistic estimate, over a decade, for the Trump-GOP plan.

Trump’s Moore endorsement sunk the presidency to unplumbed depths

Elation is in order because a gross national embarrassment has been narrowly avoided. But curb your enthusiasm.

Sen. Shelby channels Atticus Finch, saves the day in Alabama

In the aftermath of Roy Moore’s defeat yesterday, every Republican should reflect on exactly what happened and what we should be thankful for.

There was no better place than Alabama

There could have been no better place to test the limits of indecency and Trumpism.

Doug Jones wins for Alabama and Democrats, and sends a message to the world

The defeat of Roy Moore is more than a reproach of an unfit and morally reprehensible candidate.

Puerto Ricans are hardly U.S. citizens. They are colonial subjects.

Hurricanes unveil unequal power dynamics, crush souls and create narratives.

  • Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán
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Doug Jones’s victory should make Trump nervous

Jones’s win is about a rising tide of Americans who won’t swallow the bilge the president is pushing.

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Thank you, Alabama

Alabamians choose Doug Jones, a man of decency and character, to be their next senator.

Vote on the ‘dreamers.’ Now.

Congress should act now to craft a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the United States as children.

There’s a deadly new threat from North Korea

In a deeply troubling sign, Kim Jong Un’s regime appears to be acquiring the machinery to produce germ-warfare agents.

Roy Moore lost Alabama’s Senate race Tuesday, but his conservative populist vision is ascendent within the Republican Party. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Moore’s vision for the Republican Party is becoming a reality.

Donald Trump cannot stop endorsing losers

Donald Trump’s losing streak in endorsements is now at three.

The Republicans have momentum on the tax cut. How did it come to this?

It’s worth trying to figure out how and why we may be on the verge of legislating a terribly damaging tax plan.

I’m Jewish. My husband is Christian. What do I tell our daughter about Santa?

We’re still writing the holiday script in our multifaith home.

  • Jessica Grose
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How Silicon Valley’s blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us

An industry obsessed with “disruption” hasn’t bothered to think about who’s being left behind, alienated and insulted by its products.

  • Sara Wachter-Boettcher
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Who belongs in the anti-Trump coalition?

Those in political opposition need all the political allies they can muster.

I don’t like the GOP tax bill, but now my life depends on beating it

I begged Sen. Jeff Flake to listen to my story.

If you miss Gawker, don’t let Peter Thiel buy its archives

The billionaire already put the site out of business. Now he wants what’s left of it.

  • J.K. Trotter
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Four thoughts on the story that almost broke the #ToddlerinChief thread

Regarding the 60-source New York Times story confirming that the president has the emotional maturity of a 4-year-old.

Why doesn’t Apple make its devices as carefully as it’s making Apple Park?

Its fancy new headquarters may be perfect. Not much else is.

  • Rob Pegoraro
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Weary of the Internet, I went back to mail. 108 letters later, here’s what I learned.

I wrote one letter every day, to someone I knew or used to know or wanted to know better.

  • Tim Johnson
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There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces.

Barbie is the plastic Larry King — she’s had more weddings than anybody could hope to keep track of. Mattel is exceedingly talented at mashing up the words “bride” and “Barbie.” There’s Barbie…

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold

In one all-too-plausible worst-case scenario, millions die from mistakes and a tweet.

  • Jeffrey Lewis
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  • 5 days ago

Sure, wages are growing. But they should be growing faster.

Another good jobs report, but it’s going to take a lot more of them for paychecks to catch a real buzz.

No, Trump didn’t end the peace process by recognizing Jerusalem

“Jerusalem” means something very different to Arabs and Jews.

Free-speech absolutists aren’t protecting democracy. They might even be endangering it.

Should people who want to destroy democracy be able to do so?

  • Jason Blakely
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  • 6 days ago

Republicans are bringing ‘welfare queen’ politics to the tax cut fight

Their recent rhetoric echoes an old narrative.

  • Rachel BlackAleta Sprague
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I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.

He tells far more lies, and far more cruel ones, than ordinary people do.

  • Bella DePaulo
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Israel already controls Jerusalem. Trump’s speech only confirmed that.

The pretense of U.S. neutrality is finally finished.

  • Mairav ZonszeinAziz Abu Sarah
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  • 6 days ago

I was a teenage Senate page. The thought of ‘Senator Roy Moore’ makes me sick.

A man accused of hitting on children at the mall is not likely to represent the interests of children while in office.

  • Madison Haddix
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  • 6 days ago

Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids

MIT’s Sherry Turkle has concerns about Jibo and other sociable AI.

  • Sherry Turkle
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  • 6 days ago
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MIT’s Sherry Turkle has concerns about Jibo and other sociable AI.

There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces.

Barbie is the plastic Larry King — she’s had more weddings than anybody could hope to keep track of. Mattel is exceedingly talented at mashing up the words “bride” and “Barbie.” There’s Barbie…

Five myths about Alabama

And how to understand the contest between Roy Moore and Doug Jones.

  • Kyle Whitmire
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  • 5 days ago

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold

In one all-too-plausible worst-case scenario, millions die from mistakes and a tweet.

  • Jeffrey Lewis
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  • 5 days ago

No, Trump didn’t end the peace process by recognizing Jerusalem

“Jerusalem” means something very different to Arabs and Jews.

I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.

He tells far more lies, and far more cruel ones, than ordinary people do.

  • Bella DePaulo
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  • 5 days ago

Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids

MIT’s Sherry Turkle has concerns about Jibo and other sociable AI.

  • Sherry Turkle
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  • 6 days ago

Let’s really open the roads in Montgomery County

Cars are here to stay, so traffic planning must focus on adding more routes for them.

  • Jason Neuringer
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Campus rapes aren’t being reported to D.C. police, and that’s dangerous

Federal law mandates that universities share campus rape statistics with the Education Department but not with law enforcement.

  • K. Denise Rucker Krepp
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  • 5 days ago

McAuliffe’s jobs record isn’t quite as spectacular as it might appear

Other governors have done better.

  • Peter Galuszka
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Ask the right questions about Ballou’s absentee scandal, and you’ll learn something

Our students are leaders and scholars, but they need the community to help them succeed.

  • Litzi Valdivia-Cazzol and Mark Hecker
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  • 5 days ago

D.C. remains mired on the wrong side of goat-loving history

The District is getting your goat.

  • C. Jarrett DieterleShoshana Weissmann
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